Beth Cranston

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Beth Cranston

Title: Editor, Product Reviews, BobVila.com

Beth Cranston is an associate editor with the Commerce team at BobVila.com. She has been a writer and editor for over a decade and has focused on home improvement since 2017. 

Expertise and Experience

Prior to joining BobVila.com, Beth covered everything from kitchen design ideas to electrical plans, crafting dozens of blogs for home remodeling companies in Philadelphia and Chicago. She worked closely with interior designers, architects, and project managers to ensure accuracy while also translating more technical talk into quick, engaging reads for homeowners. With a focus on inspiration and education, her articles aimed to make the home improvement process easier and more enjoyable.

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DECEMBER 15, 2023 | FRIDAY
The Best Appliances—Large and Small—Tested in 2023

Home may be where the heart is, but your heart may not be feeling it if it’s too hot to get comfortable or your fridge struggles to keep your food fresh. Appliances make life easier and m...

DECEMBER 15, 2023 | FRIDAY
The 14 Best Home Essentials Products We Tested in 2023

We monitored weather, tested tap water, installed smart locks, and almost set a safe on fire. Why? So you don’t have to! After considering over 100 products as contenders for this list of...

DECEMBER 14, 2023 | THURSDAY
11 Outdoor Living Products That We Tested and Loved in 2023

When the weather permits—and even when it occasionally doesn't—we like to get outside, and we bet you do, too. That's why we've curated this list of favorite products to help you enjoy yo...

DECEMBER 12, 2023 | TUESDAY
The 12 Best Lawn & Garden Products of 2023, According to Our Tests

Yardwork, gardening, washing cars, and watching birds: There’s just as much to get done outside the house as inside. To make sure you have the right tool for every task, our global team o...

DECEMBER 11, 2023 | MONDAY
The Best Power Tools & DIY Products Tested in 2023

From 143 to just a dozen: That’s how far we whittled our lineup of the best tested power tools and DIY products to make this end-of-year list. The only way to refine it so highly was to t...

NOVEMBER 21, 2023 | TUESDAY
Timeless Holiday Decor in a Lot Less Time: A Balsam Hill Flip Tree Review

Decorating for the holidays is no small chore. Outside, lights sparkle on greenery and trees and familiar holiday motifs–candy canes, reindeer, mistletoe, and more—adorn windows and lawns...

NOVEMBER 21, 2023 | TUESDAY
10 Festive Christmas Trees You’ll Love for Less Than $300

Before you look at the number of branch tips on a tree, what type of lights it has, or whether the needles are flat or molded, you look at the price. As pretty as some trees may be, no tr...

OCTOBER 24, 2023 | TUESDAY
It's Not Just for Pet Stains: A Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Review

The Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro has garnered thousands of rave reviews from its users for the past few years—a feat not many products can match. Our team wanted to find out what...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2023 | FRIDAY
For a Clean-Cut Lawn With Electric Convenience, Take a Look at This Ryobi Lawn Mower

Competition in the cordless products category gets tougher each year as consumers become more accustomed to untethering everything from earbuds to vacuums to chainsaws. Each year, lawn mo...

JULY 11, 2023 | TUESDAY
Score the Soda Stream Terra for $50 off on Amazon Prime Day

Nothing's more refreshing than the effervescence of ice-cold sparkling water. But if you love bubbly hydration, you know the cost—both the price and the waste—really adds up. Here's an al...